Gaming donors give $2.6M to Alabama campaigns (July 9, 2009)

Gaming interests in Alabama donated $2.6 million to Alabama politicians and campaigns in 2006, the most of any group. The owner of a dog track and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians were the largest donors, according to The Birmingham...

Editorial: Don't bet on Oklahoma casino revenues (July 9, 2009)

"Oklahoma's Indian gaming industry contributed more than $105 million to the state's treasury last year, up about $24 million over the previous fiscal year. That's a revenue stream that didn't exist a decade ago and one that many states would...

Obama files brief in off-reservation gaming case (July 9, 2009)

Tribes who are looking to the Obama administration for change won't find it in a brief the Department of Justice filed in an off-reservation gaming case. Government attorneys said the St. Croix Band of Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin cannot challenge...

Court subjects Choctaw Nation to casino lawsuits (July 9, 2009)

The Choctaw Nation can be sued by casino patrons in state court, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled on June 30. In two separate decisions, the court determined that the tribal-state compact allows negligence lawsuits to be heard in the state...

Editorial: Ban smoking at tribal casinos in Florida (July 9, 2009)

"New state legislation calls for non-smoking zones in any new facilities at Seminole Tribe casinos. That’s nice, but Jai-Alai frontons and cardrooms, including the one in Fort Pierce, are totally smoke-free. What’s good for Treasure Coast bettors, ought to be...